Persecution: 2

1 John 3:13
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
The “world” is Satan’s realm. He is the god of it and is trying to get all people in it to worship him rather than the Lord Jesus. Don’t be surprised then, if your devotion to the Lord causes those who are unsaved to hate you. They really can’t help it. Satan hates Christ and got the world to crucify Him. Now the world hates a Christ-follower. Marvel not, young believer, if the world hate you.